In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
Health experts agree that contact-tracing and self-isolation are key elements in any successful reopening strategy. That's why our national network is supporting a bipartisan plan to allocate $46.5 billion to bolster coronavirus containment measures.
We are thrilled and honored that Fast Company, the national business magazine, has selected U.S. PIRG's Right to Repair campaign as a finalist for its World Changing Ideas awards in the Politics & Policy category.
The Federal Reserve announced that it will disclose online the names of companies receiving up to $4.5 trillion in CARES Act lending, as well as the terms of those deals. Transparency from the Federal Reserve will help ensure that federal loans intended to provide relief are used in ways that serve the public interest.
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News & Research
Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.
Consumer complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the coronavirus approached 50,000 on Tuesday. U.S. PIRG Education Fund has documented the actions taken by the FTC and 14 other federal agencies in response to coronavirus scams.
As manufacturers block access to manuals and other fix-it information, biomedical repair technicians press for reform.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidated the Department of Health Services’ extension of the state’s stay-at-home order on Wednesday, with immediate effect. WISPIRG Director Peter Skopec issued the following statement in response.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, led by Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rick Scott (R-FL), introduced the COOL Online Act Wednesday, which requires web retailers to clearly state the country of origin of products sold on their online platforms.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.